|Commercial technology for aviation configuration management. - White, P. Scott.|
Thesis advisors, Donald R. Eaton, William J. Haga
Keywords: AIRCRAFT; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
|CLUG Talk 09 July 2009 - Puppet - R.I. Pienaar|
CLUG Talk: Puppet Speaker: R.I. Pienaar More CLUG Talks
Keywords: CLUG; Puppet; Configuration Management
|Radiation Belt Modeling for Spacecraft Design: Model Comparisons for Common Orbits - Lauenstein, J.-M.|
We present the current status of radiation belt modeling, providing model details and comparisons with AP-8 and AE-8 for commonly used orbits. Improved modeling of the particle environment enables smarter space system design.
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; IDENTIFYING; LIFE (DURABILITY); TRACE ELEMENTS
|Implementation of a configuration and maintenance management system for Local Area Networks. - Dickison, David G.;Schneidewind, Norman F.|
Thesis advisor, Norman F. Schneidewind
Keywords: Configuration Management; Local Area Networks; Maintenance Management; Computer Files
|Learn Views with NodeOne, part 26: Global settings and import/export - NodeOne/Johan Falk|
This screencast is a part of the Learn Views with NodeOne screencast series. You can find the complete list of screencasts in this series here: http://nodeone.se/blogg/taming-the-beast-learn-views-with-nodeone You can find an RSS feed for the screencast series here: http://nodeone.se/taxonomy/term/412/0/feed Note that this screencast series was produced during a short period of time, and may contain parts that appear (and are!) unprepared...
Keywords: Drupal; Views; Views 3; Learn Views with NodeOne; configuration management; Features
|The Effect of Stabilization Heat Treatments on the Tensile and Creep Behavior of an Advanced Nickel-Based Disk Alloy - Gayda, Joh|
As part of NASA s Advanced Subsonic Technology Program, a study of stabilization heat treatment options for an advanced nickel-base disk alloy, ME 209, was performed. Using a simple, physically based approach, the effect of stabilization heat treatments on tensile and creep properties was analyzed in this paper. Solutions temperature, solution cooling rate, and stabilization temperature/time were found to have a significant impact on tensile and creep properties...
Keywords: SPACE STATION FREEDOM; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; ORBITAL SERVICING; USER REQUIREMENTS; ORBITAL ASSEMBLY; MISSION PLANNING
|Spacecraft material flammability testing and configurations - Ledoux, Paul W|
Material and configuration testing for the Space Shuttle is mainly at 30 percent oxygen concentration at 70 kPa (10.2 psia). This is the worst case atmosphere during a mission and occurs 10 hours prior to extravehicular activity. The pressure is reduced from the nominal 101 kPa (14.7 paia) and the oxygen concentration is increased to 30 percent for medical reasons to prevent the bends during the extravehicular activity...
Keywords: AEROELASTICITY; UNSTEADY AERODYNAMICS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; DYNAMIC RESPONSE; STANDARDS; WINGS; AERODYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS; AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES; CODING; FLUTTER ANALYSIS
|Aerocapture Systems Analysis for a Neptune Mission - Lockwood, Mary Kae|
A Systems Analysis was completed to determine the feasibility, benefit and risk of an aeroshell aerocapture system for Neptune and to identify technology gaps and technology performance goals. The systems analysis includes the following disciplines: science; mission design; aeroshell configuration; interplanetary navigation analyses; atmosphere modeling; computational fluid dynamics for aerodynamic performance and aeroheating environment; stability analyses; guidance development; atmospheric fli...
Keywords: FLIGHT CONTROL; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; TELEMETRY; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS); C (PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE); APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS); CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
|1997 NASA High-Speed Research Program Aerodynamic Performance Workshop - NON|
The High-Speed Research Program and NASA Langley Research Center sponsored the NASA High-Speed Research Program Aerodynamic Performance Workshop on February 25-28, 1997. The workshop was designed to bring together NASA and industry High-Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) Aerodynamic Performance technology development participants in area of Configuration Aerodynamics (transonic and supersonic cruise drag prediction and minimization), High-Lift, Flight Controls, Supersonic Laminar Flow Control, and Son...
Keywords: DESIGN ANALYSIS; MODELS; DATA BASES; COSTS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; SPACE MISSIONS; RISK; LINKAGES; TIME FUNCTIONS
|Multimegawatt thermionic reactor systems for space applications - Hill, P. R.|
Design features and performance characteristics of thermionic reactor systems for space applications
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; CONSOLES; DISPLAY DEVICES; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PROTOTYPES; CONFERENCES; HARDWARE; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
|Time-Accurate, Unstructured-Mesh Navier-Stokes Computations with the Space-Time CESE Method - Chang, Chau-Lya|
Application of the newly emerged space-time conservation element solution element (CESE) method to compressible Navier-Stokes equations is studied. In contrast to Euler equations solvers, several issues such as boundary conditions, numerical dissipation, and grid stiffness warrant systematic investigations and validations. Non-reflecting boundary conditions applied at the truncated boundary are also investigated from the stand point of acoustic wave propagation...
Keywords: INTEROPERABILITY; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; AEROSPACE SYSTEMS; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; SPACE FLIGHT; DATA SYSTEMS; STANDARDIZATION; ORGANIZATIONS; STANDARDS
|Botanical Studies on Merritts Island - Sweet, H. C|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: CIRCUIT DIAGRAMS; ENGINEERING DRAWINGS; IMBLMS; LAYOUTS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
|Rapid Spacecraft Development: Results and Lessons Learned - Watson, William A|
The Rapid Spacecraft Development Office (RSDO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is responsible for the management and direction of a dynamic and versatile program for the definition, competition, and acquisition of multiple indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contracts - resulting in a catalog of spacecraft buses. Five spacecraft delivery orders have been placed by the RSDO and one spacecraft has been launched...
Keywords: SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; CORRECTION; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; GROUND STATIONS; MARS EXPLORATION
|The 25th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Applications and Planning Meeting - NON|
Papers in the following categories are presented: recent developments in rubidium, cesium, and hydrogen-based frequency standards, and in cryogenic and trapped-ion technology; international and transnational applications of precise time and time interval (PTTI) technology with emphasis on satellite laser tracking networks, GLONASS timing, intercomparison of national time scales and international telecommunication; applications of PTTI technology to the telecommunications, power distribution, pla...
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; TORQUE; END EFFECTORS; KINEMATICS; MANIPULATORS; REDUNDANCY; RESOLUTION; GRAVITATION; INERTIA; PAYLOADS
|Mixing and NO(x) Emission Calculations of Confined Reacting Jet Flows in a Cylindrical Duct - Oechsle, Victor L|
Rapid mixing of cold lateral jets with hot cross-stream flows in confined configurations is of practical interest in gas turbine combustors as it strongly affects combustor exit temperature quality, and gaseous emissions in for example rich-lean combustion. It is therefore important to further improve our fundamental understanding of the important processes of dilution jet mixing especially when the injected jet mass flow rate exceeds that of the cross-stream...
Keywords: SPACE STATION FREEDOM; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; LUNAR EXPLORATION; MARS EXPLORATION; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; MISSION PLANNING; SPACE STATION STRUCTURES; SPACE STATION MODULES
|Design and Control of Large Collections of Learning Agents - Agogino, Adria|
The intelligent control of multiple autonomous agents is an important yet difficult task. Previous methods used to address this problem have proved to be either too brittle, too hard to use, or not scalable to large systems. The 'Collective Intelligence' project at NASA/Ames provides an elegant, machine-learning approach to address these problems. This approach mathematically defines some essential properties that a reward system should have to promote coordinated behavior among reinforcement le...
Keywords: SPACE STATION FREEDOM; DESIGN ANALYSIS; SPACECRAFT CONFIGURATIONS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; SPACE STATION MODULES; SPACE STATION STRUCTURES; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
|Metastable sound speed in gas-liquid mixtures - Bursik, J. W.|
A new method of calculating speed of sound for two-phase flow is presented. The new equation assumes no phase change during the propagation of an acoustic disturbance and assumes that only the total entropy of the mixture remains constant during the process. The new equation predicts single-phase values for the speed of sound in the limit of all gas or all liquid and agrees with available two-phase, air-water sound speed data...
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; WORK FUNCTIONS; LIFE CYCLE COSTS; PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT; PROJECT MANAGEMENT; SPACECRAFT DESIGN; COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN; DESIGN ANALYSIS; MANAGEMENT; SCHEDULING
|The analysis and configuration of a control system for a Mars propulsive lander - Mankovitz, R. J|
Analysis and configuration of control system for Mars propulsive lander
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; SOFT LANDING; MARS (PLANET); PLANETARY LANDING; PLUMES; SOFT LANDING; VIKING LANDER SPACECRAFT; CONTROL SYSTEM; MARS SPACECRAFT; PLANETARY LANDING
|Spacecraft Fire Safety and Microgravity Combustion Research - Tien, James S|
Fire safety is an important concern in our daily lives and it plays a special role in the human presence in space. In a spacecraft, the outside environment is hostile and the opportunity to escape is small. Rescue missions are difficult and time consuming. As a result, we should avoid the occurrence of fires in spacecraft as much as possible. If a fire occurs, we need to keep it small and under control...
Keywords: COMBUSTION CHAMBERS; FLUID DYNAMICS; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; SPACE LABORATORIES; RESEARCH FACILITIES; SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS; DATA PROCESSING; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
|Wind-tunnel investigation of a full-scale general aviation airplane equipped with an advanced natural laminar flow wing - Murri, Daniel G.|
An investigation was conducted in the Langley 30- by 60-Foot Wind Tunnel to evaluate the performance, stability, and control characteristics of a full-scale general aviation airplane equipped with an advanced laminar flow wing. The study focused on the effects of natural laminar flow and advanced boundary layer transition on performance, stability, and control, and also on the effects of several wing leading edge modifications on the stall/departure resistance of the configuration...
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; FLYING PLATFORMS; HIGH ALTITUDE; STRUCTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA; COST ESTIMATES; PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; WIND EFFECTS
|Temporal model of an optically pumped co-doped solid state laser - Wangler, T. G.|
Currently, research is being conducted on the optical properties of materials associated with the development of solid state lasers in the two micron region. In support of this effort, a mathematical model describing the energy transfer in a holmium laser sensitized with thulium is developed. In this paper, we establish some qualitative properties of the solution of the model, such as non-negativity, boundedness, and integrability...
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; FLIGHT PLANS; PREDICTIONS; ROBUSTNESS (MATHEMATICS); SAFETY MANAGEMENT; CONSTRAINTS; MISSION PLANNING; RESOURCES MANAGEMENT; SCHEDULING; SPACE MISSIONS; AEROSPACE PLANES; FLEXIBILITY; FLIGHT OPERATIONS
|Trends in liability affecting technical writers - Driskill, L. P|
Legal background is provided and several liability prevention programs are described. The basic rules that govern the duty of manufacturers or sellers to warn of product-related dangers are summarized and include who must warn, who must be warned, and what dangers must be explained. The future responsibilities of technical writers are discussed.
Keywords: AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS; IMPACT TESTS; HYPERSONIC SPEED; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; SUBSONIC SPEED; SUPERSONIC SPEED; COMPUTER PROGRAMMING; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT; FLIGHT SIMULATION
|NDE for Material Characterization in Aeronautic and Space Applications - Baaklini, George Y.|
This paper describes selected nondestructive evaluation (NDE) approaches that were developed or tailored at the NASA Glenn Research Center for characterizing advanced material systems. The emphasis is on high-temperature aerospace propulsion applications. The material systems include monolithic ceramics, superalloys, and high temperature composites. In the aeronautic area, the highlights are cooled ceramic plate structures for turbine applications, F-TiAl blade materials for low-pressure turbine...
Keywords: NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION; ACTUATORS; AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; CONVERGENCE; LEADING EDGES; UNSTRUCTURED GRIDS (MATHEMATICS); REYNOLDS AVERAGING; ACTIVE CONTROL; AERODYNAMIC DRAG; AIRFOILS; DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS; FLOW DISTRIBUTION; RESEARCH; REYNOLDS EQUATION
|Development of NASA Technical Standards Program Relative to Enhancing Engineering Capabilities - Gill, Paul S.|
The enhancement of engineering capabilities is an important aspect of any organization; especially those engaged in aerospace development activities. Technical Standards are one of the key elements of this endeavor. The NASA Technical Standards Program was formed in 1997 in response to the NASA Administrator s directive to develop an Agencywide Technical Standards Program. The Program s principal objective involved the converting Center-unique technical standards into Agency wide standards and t...
Keywords: SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS; CREW PROCEDURES (PREFLIGHT); SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS; PAYLOAD INTEGRATION; MISSION PLANNING; PRELAUNCH TESTS; PAYLOAD INTEGRATION PLAN; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
|Auto-Thermal Reforming of Jet-A Fuel over Commercial Monolith Catalysts: MicroReactor Evaluation and Screening Test Results - Yen, Judy C. H.|
This paper describes the results of a series of catalyst screening tests conducted with Jet-A fuel under auto-thermal reforming (ATR) process conditions at the research laboratories of SOFCo-EFS Holdings LLC under Glenn Research Center Contract. The primary objective is to identify best available catalysts for future testing at the NASA GRC 10-kW(sub e) reformer test facility. The new GRC reformer-injector test rig construction is due to complete by March 2004...
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; DATA BASES; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; DATA MANAGEMENT; AEROSPACE SCIENCES; RECORDS MANAGEMENT; ORGANIZATIONS; COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF PRODUCTS; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
|A comparison of current models for nonlinear rate-dependent material behavior of crystalline solids - Beek, J. M|
Three theories for prediction of inelastic deformation which are based on considerations of the microstructural behavior of materials are reviewed. The mechanics of continua with internal state variables and the historical development of constitutive modeling are summarized. A detailed discussion, including chronological development, review of theory, and method of determination of material parameters, of each model follows...
Keywords: ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS; ROTATING SHAFTS; TRANSFER FUNCTIONS; VIBRATION DAMPING; ROTARY STABILITY; ROTATION; ROTORS; TORQUE; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; MATRICES (MATHEMATICS)
|The Turbulent Boundary Layer on a Rough Curvilinear Surface - Droblenkov, V. F|
A number of semiempirical approximate methods exist for determining the characteristics of the turbulent boundary layer on a curvilinear surface. At present, among these methods, the one proposed by L. G. Loitsianskii is given frequent practical application. This method is sufficiently effective and permits, in the case of wing profiles with technically smooth surfaces, calculating the basic characteristics of the boundary layer and the values of the overall drag with an accuracy which suffices ...
Keywords: COMMUNICATION NETWORKS; GROUND STATIONS; SATELLITE COMMUNICATION; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS); SPACE COMMUNICATION; MULTICHANNEL COMMUNICATION; SIGNAL PROCESSING; WIRELESS COMMUNICATION; SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS; FREQUENCY MODULATION; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
|Structures and Materials Technologies for Extreme Environments Applied to Reusable Launch Vehicles - Scotti, Stephen J.|
This paper provides an overview of the evolution of structures and materials technology approaches to survive the challenging extreme environments encountered by earth-to-orbit space transportation systems, with emphasis on more recent developments in the USA. The evolution of technology requirements and experience in the various approaches to meeting these requirements has significantly influenced the technology approaches...
Keywords: LAUNCH VEHICLES; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; DESIGN OPTIMIZATION; SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES; GENETIC ALGORITHMS; EXPERIMENT DESIGN
|Dynamic Modeling of Solar Dynamic Components and Systems - Hochstein, John I.|
The purpose of this grant was to support NASA in modeling efforts to predict the transient dynamic and thermodynamic response of the space station solar dynamic power generation system. In order to meet the initial schedule requirement of providing results in time to support installation of the system as part of the initial phase of space station, early efforts were executed with alacrity and often in parallel...
Keywords: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; CULTURE (SOCIAL SCIENCES); QUALITY CONTROL; INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MANUFACTURING; PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT; PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT; PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT; PROJECT MANAGEMENT; SATELLITE DESIGN
|Mission and science activity scheduling language - Hull, Larry G|
To support the distributed and complex operational scheduling required for future National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) missions, a formal, textual language, the Scheduling Applications Interface Language (SAIL), has been developed. Increased geographic dispersion of investigators is leading to distributed mission and science activity planning, scheduling, and operations. SAIL is an innovation which supports the effective and efficient communication of scheduling information among...
Keywords: DATA SYSTEMS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; DATA ACQUISITION; GROUND TRACKS; PIXELS; PLOTTERS; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; DIGITAL DATA; DISPLAY DEVICES; GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE; MAPS; MARS OBSERVER; MARS SURFACE; MISSION PLANNING; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
|Computation and analysis - NON|
Direct summation of series involving higher transcendental functions, integrals of confluent hypergeometric functions, and computer methods for approximating continuous functions
Keywords: AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; AUTOMATIC PILOTS; DYNAMIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS; MARINER SPACECRAFT; AUTOMATIC FLIGHT CONTROL; CIRCUIT DIAGRAMS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; GIMBALS; GYROSCOPIC STABILITY
|Parallel Visualization of Large-Scale Aerodynamics Calculations: A Case Study on the Cray T3E - Ma, Kwan-Liu|
This paper reports the performance of a parallel volume rendering algorithm for visualizing a large-scale, unstructured-grid dataset produced by a three-dimensional aerodynamics simulation. This dataset, containing over 18 million tetrahedra, allows us to extend our performance results to a problem which is more than 30 times larger than the one we examined previously. This high resolution dataset also allows us to see fine, three-dimensional features in the flow field...
Keywords: PAYLOAD INTEGRATION; EDUCATION; COMMUNICATION NETWORKS; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; DATA MANAGEMENT; MISSION PLANNING; GROUND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM; STOWAGE (ONBOARD EQUIPMENT); AEROSPACE SAFETY; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
|Stress Formulation in Three-Dimensional Elasticity - Patnaik, Surya N.|
The theory of elasticity evolved over centuries through the contributions of eminent scientists like Cauchy, Navier, Hooke Saint Venant, and others. It was deemed complete when Saint Venant provided the strain formulation in 1860. However, unlike Cauchy, who addressed equilibrium in the field and on the boundary, the strain formulation was confined only to the field. Saint Venant overlooked the compatibility on the boundary...
Keywords: X-33 REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE; ACTUATORS; STABILITY; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN; FLIGHT ENVELOPES; FLIGHT CONTROL; CONTROL THEORY; MIXERS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; CONTROL SURFACES
|Improvement of Flow Quality in NAL Chofu Mach 10 Nozzle - Lacey, John|
As a result of CFD analysis and remachining of the nozzle, the flow quality of the Mach 10 Hypersonic Wind Tunnel at NAL Chofu, Japan was improved. The subsequent test results validated the CFD analytical predictions by NASA and MHL.
Keywords: AERODYNAMICS; UNSTRUCTURED GRIDS (MATHEMATICS); LONGITUDINAL STABILITY; ANGLE OF ATTACK; AERODYNAMIC BALANCE; DATA BASES; SPACECRAFT CONFIGURATIONS; MARS LANDING; MARS MISSIONS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; STRUCTURED GRIDS (MATHEMATICS)
|Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Planetary Instruments, part 1 - NON|
This meeting was conceived in response to new challenges facing NASA's robotic solar system exploration program. This volume contains papers presented at the Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Planetary Instruments on 28-30 Apr. 1993. This meeting was conceived in response to new challenges facing NASA's robotic solar system exploration program. Over the past several years, SDIO has sponsored a significant technology development program aimed, in part, at the production of instruments with th...
Keywords: COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN; DATA MANAGEMENT; LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT; PROJECT MANAGEMENT; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS); DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS; MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS; OPERATING SYSTEMS (COMPUTERS); SPACE STATION FREEDOM; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT; AVIONICS; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
|Electromagnetic Components of Auroral Hiss and Lower Hybrid Waves in the Polar Magnetosphere - Wong, H. K|
DE-1 has frequently observed waves in the whistler and lower hybrid frequencies range. Besides the electrostatic components, these waves also exhibit electromagnetic components. It is generally believed that these waves are excited by the electron acoustic instability and the electron-beam-driven lower hybrid instability. Because the electron acoustic and the lower hybrid waves are predominately electrostatic waves, they cannot account for the observed electromagnetic components...
Keywords: LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS; NITROGEN; PRESSURE EFFECTS; HIGH PRESSURE OXYGEN; HYDROGEN; FEED SYSTEMS; SOLENOID VALVES; GAS GENERATORS; SEPARATORS; OXYGEN SUPPLY EQUIPMENT; SPACECRAFT CABIN ATMOSPHERES; PERFORMANCE TESTS; OXYGEN PRODUCTION; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; ELECTROLYSIS
|Optimal aircraft performance during microburst encounter - Psiaki, Mark L.|
The effects of microburst characteristics on the optimal penetration performance of jet transport and general aviation aircraft are presented. The purpose is to determine the best possible performance that can be achieved in a broad range of microbursts. A secondary goal is to illustrate good strategies for dealing with a range of microbursts during takeoff and landing. Over 1100 optimal trajectories were computed for two aircraft types flying through idealized microbursts using a Successive Qua...
Keywords: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL; UNIVERSITY PROGRAM; WARNING SYSTEMS; CLEARANCES; COCKPITS; DETECTION; HAZARDS; ICE; RUNWAYS; SIMULATION; SPACING; AIR TRANSPORTATION; AIRCRAFT SAFETY; CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT; EXPERT SYSTEMS; HELICOPTERS; ICE FORMATION; INFRARED DETECTORS; MICROBURSTS (METEOROLOGY)